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Clodette Bonhomme

September 24, 1949 — October 8, 2022

Dayton, OH

Clodette Bonhomme, also known as “Zoute'' to many, was born on September 24, 1949 in Chardonette, city of Corail, on the beautiful island of Haiti. She was the second born of ten children to Junot Saint-Jean and Jeancilia Gay Saint-Jean. She attended elementary school at L’Ecole Edmere in Jeremie. During this time, she received baptism in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 12 years old. Clodette graduated high school at Lycee Nationale in Jeremie. 

After high school, she moved to Port-Au-Prince, and worked as a cashier at Centre D’achat de Matissant to take care of family affairs. She worked tirelessly to help her family live a sustainable life.  During her time in Port-Au-Prince, she became a member of Eglise Adventiste du Temple 1. Through her time at Temple 1, she was a founding member of the nationally syndicated singing group, Brise Matinale, in 1972. 

To pursue her dreams for a better life, she emigrated to New York in 1975. She worked in healthcare as a medical technician at Four Seasons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center until her retirement. She became a member of Morija Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Manhattan, New York. Clodette was an active member at Morija. She served as a matriarch to many, a Deaconess, as a kitchen staff member, and as a choir member. 

Upon her membership, she met her first love, Samuel Bonhomme. They got married at Horeb Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Brooklyn, New York by Pastor Gerard Mauze, on January 10th, 1982. This union produced three beautiful daughters, who were her pride and joy, Dinah, Estelle, and Gilda. 

After her retirement, Clodette moved to Dayton, Ohio, to spend time with her daughters and grandchildren. She attended Ethan Temple of Seventh Adventist Church during her time there. 

Clodette was a loving and selfless person. Many can attest to the kindness she offered to everyone she encountered. Her infectious smile, laugh, dance moves, and her jokes, made everyone around her feel better about themselves. She was passionate about the well-being of others. She loved to cook and feed anybody she could. Clodette loved her family and friends, often talking on the phone for hours with them. In each stage of her life, she devoted time to making sure they  pursued their educational and personal goals. She worked tirelessly to make their dreams come true. This is shown by the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Most importantly, Clodette was a God fearing woman. She prayed without ceasing, and always made time to study the word of God. She lived what she preached about until her passing. Her house always had songs of praise and worship, playing in the background 24/7. She was a true example of what it means to be Proverbs 31 woman. Clodette's life was a testimony of the goodness of God. Clodette is resting and waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Clodette leaves behind Samuel Bonhomme,

Her Children: Dinah Callendar, Estelle Bonhomie, and Gilda Bonhomme 

Her Son-In-Law: Kevin Callendar 

Her Grandchildren: Nadine Callendar, Serena Callendar, Ariel Callendar, Maya Callendar, Jeremiah Callendar  

Her Sisters: Banise Saint-Jean, Fleurine Saint-Jean, Ludmilla Jean-Pierre 

Her Brothers: Alan Saint-Jean, Jean Guilbeau Saint-Jean 

Her Sister-In-Law: Judith Justance 

Her Brothers-In-Law: Marc Mexile, Bruness Jean-Pierre

Her Nieces and Nephews: Andreannie Appolon, Clifford Appolon, Dr. Claude Henry Saint-Jean, Jean Junior Saint-Jean, Wilmine Saint-Jean, Ronsard Mexile, Steven Mexile, Montilien Ducette, Marie Jeancie Saint-Jean, Alince Saint-Jean, Joviana Saint-Jean, Danusher Saint-Jean, Nielcen Saint-Jean, Matendgey Saint-Jean, Brunia Jean-Pierre 

Her Cousins: Marie Imene Joseph and family, Flavie Levielle and family, Julie Compere and family, Emerlise Gay and family, Mirene Eliacin and family, Vesta Julien and family, Clemane Girolien and family, Monretour Girolien and family, Liteuse Michel and family, Marie Claudette Joseph and family, Nicole Delisca and family, Yolene Aristhomene and family, Ketsia Dorismond and family, Ginette Perez and family, Richardson Etienne and family, Thony Etienne and family, Diquence Souffrant and family, Ketly St Pre and family, Guilene Duvignaud and family, Roseline Michel and family, Nicole Souffrant and family, Gessie Deslica and Family, Marie Flaur Delisca and family, Harold Delisca and family, Reginald Delisca and family, Gregory Delisca and family, Samuel Augustin and family, Olga Theodore and family, Ruth Wesh and family, Anne Wesh and family, Kim Dortelus and Family, Lucrece Rene and Family 

Families: Bonhomme, Callendar, Saint-Jean, Gay, Dortelus, Delisca, Pierre, Souffrant, the Morija SDA Church family, Brise Matinale, and all affected by her departure.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Family and friends may visit on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 9am to 11am at Mid-Hudson French SDA Church, 39 Friendly Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The service will take place at 11am. Burial will follow at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, NY. A tribute for Clodette may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 21, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mid-Hudson French SDA Church

39 Friendly Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Friday, October 21, 2022

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39 Friendly Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Friday, October 21, 2022

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